Man

René Alejandro Méndez Bussard

Profesor

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Astrometry as applied to fundamental problems in astrophysics Information and decision theory applied to astronomy - fundamental limits in astrometry and photometry - Bayesian estimation in astronomy

Educación

  •  Astronomia, YALE UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 1995
  •  Astronomy, YALE UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 1993
  •  Astronomia, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1989
  •  Fisica, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1987

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas

    Santiago, Chile

    2004 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Director Full Time

    Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2011 - 2013

  •   Director Full Time

    Unidad Mixta Internacional - Laboratorio Franco-Chileno de Astronomia (CNRS)

    Santiago, Chile

    2011 - 2013

  •   Subdirector Full Time

    Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - 2011

  •   Jefe Docente Full Time

    Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2004 - 2011

  •   Representante Chileno Full Time

    Union Astronomica Internacional

    Santiago, Chile

    2011 - 2015

  •   Evaluador - Miembro del panel Full Time

    CONICYT, Comite de Asignacion de Tiempo para GEMINI Sur

    Santiago, Chile

    2017 - A la fecha

  •   Evaluador becas de Magister y Doctorado, Nacional y Extranjeras, Miembro del panel Full Time

    CONICYT

    Santiago, Chile

    2013 - A la fecha

  •   Evaluador de articulos cientificos Other

    Revistas ApJ, AJ, A&A, MNRAS & PASP

    Santiago, Chile

    2004 - A la fecha

  •   Chairman fund Vera-Rubin/UdeChile Implementation Committee Other

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2022 - A la fecha

  •   Elected member Commission 1(Fundamental Astronomy) Other

    International Astronomical Union

    Paris, Francia

    2021 - A la fecha


 

Article (81)

Characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres through a model-unbiased spectral survey methodology
Orbital Elements and Individual Component Masses from Joint Spectroscopic and Astrometric Data of Double-line Spectroscopic Binaries*
20 Orbits of binaries based on soar speckle observations
Bayes-based Orbital Elements Estimation in Triple Hierarchical Stellar Systems* dagger
Exploring the Galactic Anticenter Substructure with LAMOST and Gaia DR2
Orbits and Masses of Binaries from Speckle Interferometry at SOAR*
Potential asteroid discoveries by the ESA Gaia mission: Results from follow-up observations
Speckle Interferometry at SOAR in 2020
Speckle Interferometry at SOAR in 2019
The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m telescope : Overview and Construction Status
Orbits of 14 binaries based on 2018 SOAR speckle observations
Speckle Interferometry at SOAR in 2018
The origin of very massive stars around NGC 3603
The Origins of Young Stars in the Direction of the Leading Arm of the Magellanic Stream: Abundances, Kinematics, and Orbits
Value-added Catalogs of M-type Stars in LAMOST DR5
Visual Binary Stars with Partially Missing Data: Introducing Multiple Imputation in Astrometric Analysis
In-situ Star Formation in the Outskirts of the Large Magellanic Cloud: Gaia DR2 Confirmation
Optimality of the maximum likelihood estimator in astrometry
Parallaxes of Southern Extremely Cool objects III: 118 L and T dwarfs
Speckle Interferometry at SOAR in 2016 and 2017
Characterizing the astrometric precision limit for moving targets observed with digital-array detectors
Chemical Composition of Young Stars in the Leading Arm of the Magellanic System
Orbits for 18 Visual Binaries and Two Double-line Spectroscopic Binaries Observed with HRCAM on the CTIO SOAR 4 m Telescope, Using a New Bayesian Orbit Code Based on Markov Chain Monte Carlo
VVV high proper motion stars ? I. The catalogue of bright K S ? 13.5 stars
Young stars in the periphery of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Analysis of the Bayesian Cramer-Rao lower bound in astrometry Studying the impact of prior information in the location of an object
ORBITS OF 12 SOUTHERN BINARIES BASED ON SOAR SPECKLE OBSERVATIONS
Speckle Interferometry at SOAR in 2015
NEW RADIAL SYSTEMS OF DARK GLOBULES
On the local dark matter density
On the local dark matter density
Performance Analysis of the Least-Squares Estimator in Astrometry
Performance Analysis of the Least-Squares Estimator in Astrometry
SPECKLE INTERFEROMETRY AT SOAR IN 2014
Spectrophotometric characterization of high proper motion sources from WISE
Spectrophotometric characterization of high proper motion sources from WISE
A comprehensive view of the Virgo stellar stream
A comprehensive view of the Virgo stellar stream
Analysis of the Cramér-Rao Bound in the Joint Estimation of Astrometry and Photometry
RECENT STAR FORMATION IN THE LEADING ARM OF THE MAGELLANIC STREAM
Temperature constraints on the coldest brown dwarf known: WISE 0855-0714
WISEP J061135.13--041024.0 AB: A J-band Flux Reversal Binary at the L/T Transition.
Analysis and Interpretation of the Cramer-Rao Lower-Bound in Astrometry: One-Dimensional Case
Analysis and Interpretation of the Cramer-Rao Lower-Bound in Astrometry: One-Dimensional Case
NPARSEC: NTT Parallaxes of Southern Extremely Cool objects. Goals, targets, procedures and first results
NPARSEC: NTT Parallaxes of Southern Extremely Cool objects. Goals, targets, procedures and first results
Unstable Objects in Molecular Cloud LDN133
KINEMATICAL AND CHEMICAL VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF THE GALACTIC THICK DISK. I. THICK DISK KINEMATICS
Kinematical and Chemical Vertical Structure of the Galactic Thick Disk. I. Thick Disk Kinematics.
KINEMATICAL AND CHEMICAL VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF THE GALACTIC THICK DISK. II. A LACK OF DARK MATTER IN THE SOLAR NEIGHBORHOOD
KINEMATICAL AND CHEMICAL VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF THE GALACTIC THICK DISK. II. A LACK OF DARK MATTER IN THE SOLAR NEIGHBORHOOD
FIRST GROUND-BASED CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE PROPER MOTIONS FOR FORNAX. II. FINAL RESULTS
First Ground-based Charge-coupled Device Proper Motions for Fornax. II. Final Results.
THE PROPER MOTION OF THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS. II. NEW RESULTS FOR FIVE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD FIELDS
THE PROPER MOTION OF THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS. II. NEW RESULTS FOR FIVE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD FIELDS
NO EVIDENCE FOR A DARK MATTER DISK WITHIN 4 kpc FROM THE GALACTIC PLANE
NO EVIDENCE FOR A DARK MATTER DISK WITHIN 4 kpc FROM THE GALACTIC PLANE
Proper Motions of Local Group Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies I: First Ground-Based Results for Fornax
Proper Motions of Local Group Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies I: First Ground-Based Results for Fornax
THE SOLAR NEIGHBORHOOD. XXII. PARALLAX RESULTS FROM THE CTIOPI 0.9 m PROGRAM: TRIGONOMETRIC PARALLAXES OF 64 NEARBY SYSTEMS WITH 0.'' 5 <=mu <= 1.'' 0 yr(-1) (SLOWMO SAMPLE)
The solar neighborhood. XXII. parallax results from the CTIOPI 0.9 m program: Trigonometric parallaxes of 64 nearby systems with 0?5 ? ? 1?.0 yr -1 (SLOWMO sample)
OLD MAIN-SEQUENCE TURNOFF PHOTOMETRY IN THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD. II. STAR FORMATION HISTORY AND ITS SPATIAL GRADIENTS
OLD MAIN-SEQUENCE TURNOFF PHOTOMETRY IN THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD. II. STAR FORMATION HISTORY AND ITS SPATIAL GRADIENTS
THE PROPER MOTION OF THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS. I. FIRST RESULTS AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
THE SOLAR NEIGHBORHOOD. XXI. PARALLAX RESULTS FROM THE CTIOPI 0.9 m PROGRAM: 20 NEW MEMBERS OF THE 25 PARSEC WHITE DWARF SAMPLE
Basic parameters of three star clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud: Kron 11, Kron 63 and NGC 121
The chemical enrichment history of the small magellanic cloud and its gradients
The chemical enrichment history of the small magellanic cloud and its gradients
The star formation history in 12 SMC fields
Trumpler 20-an old and rich open cluster
Trumpler 20-an old and rich open cluster
Spectroscopy of quest RR Lyrae variables: The new virgo stellar stream
The multiwavelength survey by Yale-Chile (MUSYC): Survey design and deep public UBVRIZ ' images and catalogs of the extended Hubble Deep Field-South
The solar neighborhood. XIII. Parallax results from the CTIOPI 0.9 meter program: Stars with ? ? 1?0 yr -1 (Motion Sample)
The solar neighborhood. XIV. Parallaxes from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory Parallax Investigation - First results from the 1.5 m telescope program
From Wide-Field Imager to VLT Survey Telescope
Constraining the local reddening distribution of SA 98 by star counts
THE 1993 MULTIWAVELENGTH CAMPAIGN ON 3C-279 - THE RADIO TO GAMMA-RAY ENERGY-DISTRIBUTION IN LOW STATE
PROPER MOTIONS IN THE SOUTHERN ESO AREA-207, AREA-439, AND AREA-440
A PROPER MOTION SURVEY .1. HYADES AND UMA MOVING GROUPS
VELOCITY ELLIPSOIDS OF THE HYADES AND UMA MOVING GROUPS - AN APPLICATION TO PROPER MOTION SURVEYS

BookWhole (1)

Galactic structure astrometry

ConferencePaper (10)

The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m telescope: Project overview and current status
VVV IR HIGH PROPER MOTION STARS
Design of Enclosure and Support Facilities for the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5-m Telescope
Overview of University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m telescope project
Low mass stellar and substellar companionship among nearby white dwarfs
Proper motions in the galactic bulge: Plaut's window
The lack of binaries among hot horizontal branch stars: M80 and NGC5986
The magellanic clouds field population chemical enrichment history
The proper motion of the LMC
The vertical velocity dispersion profile of the Galactic thick disk

Proyecto (13)

Topics on Information and Decision with applications to Coding and Inverse Problems in Astronomy
Information and decision theory applied to the measurement of quantities of astronomical interest=> The case of ground- and space-based astrometry and photometry
ADeLA2014@SCL=> Scientific Meeting and Graduate Workshop (http=>//adela2014.das.uchile.cl/)
Millenium Institute of Astrophysics (http=>//www.astrofisica.cl/)
BASAL Center for Astronomy and Associated Technologies (CATA, www.cata.cl)
PROTOPLANETARY DISKS AROUND BROWN DWARVES
INSIGHTS ON THE PROPERTIES AND ORIGIN OF THE LOCAL (ORION) GALACTIC SPIRAL ARM
CONSTRAINING THE ORBITS OF NEARBY GALAXIES ACCURATE ABSOLUTE PROPER MOTIONS FOR THE CARINA, FORNAX, AND SCULPTOR DWARF SPHEROIDAL GALAXIES
PARSEC and NPARSEC=> Parallaxes of Southern Extremely Cool stars, PI. Dr. Richard Smart, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, Italy (http=>//parsec.oato.inaf.it/parsec.php)
THE ABSOLUTE PROPER MOTION AND STAR FORMATION HISTORY OF THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS
FONDAP Center for Astrophysics (CENASTRO, www.cenastro.cl)
IN SEARCH OF NEARBY STARS=> A PARALLAX PROGRAM FOR THE SOUTHERN SKY
MOLECULAR CLOUDS AND REGIONS OF MASSIVE STAR FORMATION IN THE GALAXY=> DISTRIBUTION AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
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René Méndez

Profesor

Departamento de Astronomia

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

9
Edgardo Costa

DEPTO. DE ASTRONOMÍA, FAC. DE CS. FIS. Y MAT., U. DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

5
Jorge Silva

Assistant Professor

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

4
Leopoldo Infante

Professor

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Christian Moni Bidin

Director

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

3
Maximiliano Moyano

Director

Instituto de Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE

Antofagasta, Chile

3
Anna Vivas

Assistant Astronomer

Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory

La Serena, Chile

3
Paulina Lira

Associate Professor

Astronomía

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Marcos Orchard

Professor

Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Maria Ruiz

Profesor Titular

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Dante Minniti

Professor

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

2
Radostin Kurtev

Titular

Instituto de Física y Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

2
Sebastian Lopez

Associate Professor

DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMIA

Santiago, Chile

2
LEONARDO Bronfman

Full Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS FÍSICAS Y MATEMÁTICAS

Santiago, Chile

2
Juan Beamin

Coordinador científico

Vicerrectoría de investigación y postgrado

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Rosa Vieira

Académico

Instituto de Astronomía y Ciencias Planetarias

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapó, Chile

1
Roberto Assef

Profesor Titular

Núcleo de Astronomía de la Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias

Universidad Diego Portales

Santiago, Chile

1
Linda Schmidtobreick

staff astronomer

Sciops

ESO

Vitacura, Chile

1
Andres Escala

Associated Professor. (ternured

Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
VENUMADHAV KALARI

Gemini-Conicyt

Astronomia

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Monica Rubio

Full Professor

DEPARTENTO DE ASTRONOMIA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Amelia Bayo

Full Professor

Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia, Facultado de Ciencias

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Gaspar Galaz

Profesor Titular, Director, Instituto de Astrofísica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE FÍSICA, DEPARTAMENTO DE ASTRONOMÍA Y ASTROFÍSICA

Santiago, Chile

1
Ezequiel Treister

Associate Professor

Institute of Astrophysics

Pontificia Universidad Catolica

Santiago, Chile

1
James Jenkins

Associate Professor

Astronomy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
José Maza

Full Professor

Astronomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Jordanka Borissova

Full Professor, grado 4

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile